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Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in north-west Lancashire.

Rigby, Janette E. and Gatrell, Anthony C. (2000) Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in north-west Lancashire. Area, 32 (1). pp. 71-78. ISSN 0004-0894

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Abstract

Summary Breast cancer is a disease whose incidence is increasing in both developed and developing countries, but whose complex aetiology is not dearly understood. Recent research suggests that the environment may be an important factor, hence an investigation into spatial patterning of incidence could inform such research. We use data on incidence in north-west Lancashire and apply some techniques for exploratory spatial analysis, at a variety of spatial scales. Issues relating to the use of incidence data and the interpretation of results are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Area
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
ID Code: 14411
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 17 Oct 2008 09:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:14
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/14411

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